I Can't Make This Up - Kevin Hart

I Can't Make This Up

By Kevin Hart

  • Release Date: 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 5
From 581 Ratings



Superstar comedian and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

The question you’re probably asking yourself right now is: What does Kevin Hart have that a book also has?

According to the three people who have seen Kevin Hart and a book in the same room, the answer is clear:

A book is compact. Kevin Hart is compact.

A book has a spine that holds it together. Kevin Hart has a spine that holds him together.

A book has a beginning. Kevin Hart’s life uniquely qualifies him to write this book by also having a beginning.

It begins in North Philadelphia. He was born an accident, unwanted by his parents. His father was a drug addict who was in and out of jail. His brother was a crack dealer and petty thief. And his mother was overwhelmingly strict, beating him with belts, frying pans, and his own toys.

The odds, in short, were stacked against our young hero, just like the odds that are stacked against the release of a new book in this era of social media (where Hart has a following of over 100 million, by the way).

But Kevin Hart, like Ernest Hemingway, JK Rowling, and Chocolate Droppa before him, was able to defy the odds and turn it around. In his literary debut, he takes the reader on a journey through what his life was, what it is today, and how he’s overcome each challenge to become the man he is today.

And that man happens to be the biggest comedian in the world, with tours that sell out football stadiums and films that have collectively grossed over $3.5 billion.

He achieved this not just through hard work, determination, and talent: It was through his unique way of looking at the world. Because just like a book has chapters, Hart sees life as a collection of chapters that each person gets to write for himself or herself.

“Not only do you get to choose how you interpret each chapter, but your interpretation writes the next chapter,” he says. “So why not choose the interpretation that serves your life the best?”


  • WOW!! This one goes out to Kevin Hart

    By Hugh rogers 1234567890
    Kevin I know you’ll get a big head if you see this, but I have to say that you sparked a fire in me. This particular fire usually dies out after a while but this is just another opportunity for me to try to keep it alive and burning; I would’ve just extinguished it myself a month ago.
  • Masterpiece!

    By Lladyluck
    I can’t say enough good things about this book. It touched on every emotion you can think of. I feel like I no Mr. Hart personally. Thank you a great read.
  • Can't make this up!

    By TAnsick07
    Kevin Hart is a brilliant artist at his craft. This book has made me laugh, nod my head in agreeance, and really made me understand what hes gone through. Reading about Madison Square Garden reminded me of how he got emotional at the end of his show and i realized how impactful it was to him. What a blessing this book was to read! :) Good job Kevin Hart!
  • Lol

    By SpaceJamAce
    It was a great book, and being from Philly I cant relate to the grind it takes to outlast the people who slept on you or had their doubts about you. Philly is the biggest city with the biggest personality! Way to step up and become great!
  • I❤️❤️him

    By purplegoddes218
    Awesome book incredibly funny honest.
  • A "Must Read" for Everyone

    By Camcolmom
    This is an entertaining guide to life. Kevin's humor and real life experiences combine to teach us all how to avoid some pretty big pitfalls in life. Thanks for going through them so hopefully we can avoid them. Required reading for everyone.
  • Magician Preacher

    By 0eception
    Hey Kev, our lives and what we have witnessed will always be the best-and-worst life lessons. Sometimes we choose to learn the hard way! This is a powerful book because it captures the light-and-darkness of life. Thank you for writing it! When I see you around... get ready for some card magic tricks (that's one of my talents)!!! Your mind is about to be blown haha !!! #ZeroDeception ♣️♦️♠️♥️😎
  • Story of resilience

    By registerednursedaddy
    Very inspiring and very motivational
  • I can't make this up

    By 9janightmare
    Great job Kevin. Loved the book, the interactions between you and your mom had me rolling!!! Great motivational book about chasing your dreams. It's not ever about how u started but how you finished!!!
  • A must read!

    By Launieba
    An inspiring and funny book.